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Alan Vinegrad is a New York City lawyer who served as interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 2001 to 2002.
Vinegrad is a partner in the New York Office of the law firm of Covington & Burling. He currently is involved in defense of accused white collar criminals, securities regulation cases and litigations, the latter generally involving the federal government as a party.
Prior to becoming interim US Attorney Vinegrad had been Chief Assistant US Attorney, Chief of the Eastern District of New York's criminal Division and also head of its Civil Rights Litigation and General Crimes Divisions at various times. Vinegrad was one of the lawyers who was involved in pressing charges against police officers who assaulted Abner Louima.
Vinegrad has a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the New York University School of Law. He was a law clerk for Leonard B. Sand and Naomi Reice Buchwald.